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Savvy consumers shop around extensively for the best deals or cars and electronic appliances. They clip coupons to save on groceries and household items. Rarely do consumers shop at different stores for their medications. Where you buy your medications as well as the quantity purchased will greatly influence the price paid. Here is where savvy shoppers buy medications.

Avoid Disreputable Vendors:
www.fda.gov/oc/buyonline/default.htm, discusses using online pharmacies. The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy tracks whether a website represents a licensed pharmacy in good standing. Contact the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy by telephone at 847-698-6227 or online at www.nabp.net before purchasing online.

Mass Merchandisers:
A savvy shopper compares prices at chain pharmacies, independent pharmacies, pharmacies within groceries, as well as mass merchandiser. Costco requires membership to buy most merchandise but not pharmaceuticals. Prices may easily be checked online at several pharmacies including
Costco and Family Meds.

Volume Discounts:
You can receive substantial discounts for purchasing in volume. To learn about substantial savings for a few common medications
click here.

Canadian Pharmacies:
Importing medication is illegal; however, many Americans still purchase from abroad. The Minnesota Senior Federation has expertise in helping patients obtain drugs from reputable pharmacies in Canada
click here.

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